Monetizing Your Blog: For Beginners

Hey Chicsters!

  1. Do you have a blog?
  2. Do you want to start monetizing your blog?
  3. Do you know the BEST way to start monetizing your blog?

If your answer is "Yes" to #1 and #2 and "No" to #3, I'm here to help!

Have you invested your time, money, blood, sweat, and tears into your blog? Have you woken up before telling yourself: "I should get paid for this!" then you're in the right place for monetizing your blog! The #1 question that stops most people dead in their tracks is "HOW?"

I'm sure everyone at some point in their blogging career has searched: "How to make money blogging" or "How to monetize my blog."  Let me guess: You've gotten tons of content, but none of the answers you seek. Trust me, I have been there and done that. I even spent countless hours on Pinterest looking for ways to monetize. I'm not going to lie: It takes countless days of research to gather some information, and the rest is trial and error. Don't worry: I'm going to save you a lot of hours and heartache.

Remember when I said that the #1 question that stops most people dead in their tracks is "How?" Well, I'll tell you how:

Affiliate Marketing

Now I'm sure for those of you who've never heard of it are thinking: "Whaaaaaat!?" And for those of you who have, I'm sure you have seen this before on other blogs that left out some KEY information that would have lead you down the right path. A major detail that most blogs leave out about affiliate marketing is "Your Following." They give you a list of companies that they know will not take the time to accept you because your following on your blog and social media platforms are not high enough to meet their requirements. (We're talking tens of thousands). If you're already at that point, GREAT! If you're not, don't worry because you WILL get there!

With all of that said, I do have great news: There are companies out there who are willing to work newer and smaller blogs! YAAAAYY!!!! I have made a downloadable list ready and available to you RIGHT NOW that will get you on the right track to monetizing your blog TODAY:

Now that you have a few companies to work with, it's time to start MAKING MONEY!!!! These companies will give you the tools you need to create quality ads and content for your blog. I hope this article is a helpful jump start to monetizing your blog. It's time we bloggers help and uplift each other!

What do you think about monetizing your blog? Do you have any monetizing tips you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below!!

Happy Blogging!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Got Space Buns?

Having trouble constantly styling your hair? Are you looking for a more convenient, yet stylish way to wear your hair? You're NOT alone!! Sometimes we need new and interesting things to do with our hair, especially if it's short.

I have an issue with getting very bored of my short hair, so I like to go on Pinterest to finds ways to mix it up a bit!  That something was Space Buns! I adore wearing Space Buns as this is the most adorable hairstyle one could wear no mater the age!!

 
 

Check out my tutorial on how to achieve a space bun look that's "Out of this world!"

 
 

Have medium to long hair? Make sure to also check out these great hair ideas on Space Buns!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

COLLAB ALERT: Alexis Ren X Colourpop Collab Still In Stock!

 

This has been one of the most anticipated collaborations of all time! After weeks of teasers, the AlexisXColourpop collaboration dropped this morning, Feb. 3rd! I am a huge fan of Colourpop, and I can assure you that this is definitely worth all the fuss!

If you're curious to what they have, here's a list:

  • Ultra Satin Lip
  • Ultra Matte Lip
  • Blotted Lip
  • Pressed Powder Duo

There's currently a limit of two face powder duos per customer (But you can buy all the lippies your heart desires)!!!!

Stock up on the babies while supplies last!!

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

 

Scentsational Finds: La Vie Est Belle L'eau De Parfum

Modern, sweetness of life in fragrance form...

La Vie Est Belle is the gorgeous concoction that left me breathless after sampling it in my Luxury Scent Box. And life indeed is beautiful, with all our unique experiences being the muse of our story. Each beat of the heart, every moment spent with those who count. Every taste of a favorite food or drink. A luxurious dessert savored a little longer. 

The woman who chooses La Vie Est Belle L'eau de Parfum enjoys the femininity of a floral with a sweet quality, one that excites the tastebuds as well as the nose.  These notes are in the gourmand family. Gourmands are edible notes. The candied florals, caramels, chocolates, fruits, and extracts of almond, licorice, or vanilla are just some of these gourmands. Also alcohols such as bourbon are added in to create a boozy quality to some fragrances.

The notes in La Vie Est Belle include the top note of Iris, a flower. The delicate orange blossom and alluring jasmine are middle notes. The depth of the scent, and what will linger a lot longer on the skin, are tonka bean, praline, herbal patchouli, and vanilla. This vanilla has a rich, exotic nature. This balance draws all the qualities of a beautiful scent together, floral impressions at the start and toned down to a warm skin scent by time to reapply.  There is a really good sillage, or staying power  to LVEB. So vanity worthy and certainly a must buy for any woman in your life as a gift. 

An ideal way to test the fragrance for your lifestyle is to join the Luxury Scent Box fragrance subscription service. LSB has a team of fragrance specialists who select your best scents based on a survey and ships out a large 10 ml bottle of perfume out to you every month. The price for this value added service is only $15. By signing up to sample scents,  there are multitudes of options. Or change up scents as frequently as you update your fashion. Or find a few rotating favorites. The choices are always expanding; as the scent library grows, so does Luxury Scent Box's roster of selections. 

La Vie Est Belle eau de parfum could easily find itself in a class of gorgeous, timeless classics. It was released in 2012 and has quickly become synonymous with beauty and a gracious elegance.  This will not overpower, but wears with a spirited confidence. 

Here is a link to find your signature scent today and join this great fragrance service! 

 

 

Live life in color (and beautiful scents...)!

Stephanie